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How to begin thinking about taking a family sabbatical

How to begin thinking about taking a family sabbatical

Does the thought of picking up and moving abroad for an extended period make your heart skip a beat?  Do you dream of places you've never been, exposing your children to the cultures of the world, having children fluent in a second (or third) language, getting them...

Q&A What does it cost to go to…

Q&A What does it cost to go to…

Some of my clients have a budget and some don't.  Either way, I am often asked a version of this question... "About how much does a trip to ___ cost?" My answer is always "It depends."  There are so many factors that influence the price of a custom trip.  Some of the...

VAT Refunds in Spain – muy fácil!

VAT Refunds in Spain – muy fácil!

I love shopping Spain!  My favorite things include leather shoes, purses and espadrilles.  On this trip I bought four pairs of shoes and one purse. Luckily knowing this was likely, I both left space in my luggage and brought my expandable medium size Away luggage. I...

Q&A How much does it cost to go on safari?

Q&A How much does it cost to go on safari?

By all accounts safaris are a trip of a lifetime. They are one of the most amazing types of vacations you can take.  The wildlife, culture, attentive service, once in a lifetime experiences and opportunities to step outside of your comfort zone are just a few of the...

Just back from…Kenya

Just back from…Kenya

We are just home from Kenya and we all loved it so much!  The variety of animals, terrain and accommodations as well as absolutely delightful people and experienced guides all made our stay special.  There were so many memorable moments and I've made a list of some...

5 Tips for Traveling Wisely on Your Next Adventure

5 Tips for Traveling Wisely on Your Next Adventure

The world is opening up. Flights are being added. Restrictions reduced. New hotels and resorts are opening around the world at a record pace, others are reemerging after extensive renovations. As you consider venturing out, we want to share a few tips to make your...

12+ Highly Anticipated New Hotel Openings to Help You Travel Well

12+ Highly Anticipated New Hotel Openings to Help You Travel Well

Below is a small sample of recent and upcoming openings. Of course we love old favorites too (always feel free to email us about those). Whether you like staying at name brand resorts like the Four Seasons or family owned, boutique properties like Passalacqua in Lake...

VISIT to: Taylor River Lodge, CO

VISIT to: Taylor River Lodge, CO

Before I get into the details of Taylor River Lodge, Crested Butte is worth an introduction.  I first went to this ski town as a teenager with a friend whose family had a house there.  They’ve owned that house for 40+ years because they love CB that much. While I was...

HIGHLIGHTS from: Tordrillo Mountain Lodge

HIGHLIGHTS from: Tordrillo Mountain Lodge

Flying high above, looking out the window of our Beaver plane, Tordrillo Mountain Lodge is nestled into the corner of Judd Lake in remote Alaskan wilderness.  You can’t get to Tordillo by land and the main mode of transportation is helicopter.  A visit here is not for...

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